All right, so there was no Kindle smartphone announcement after all, but now that the dust at the Amazon Kindle press event has settled, what’s hot and potentially not? Let us give you a quick summary here so that you can shimmy off to the link of your choice later.

As many had expected, the Kindle Paperwhite was announced, delivering a new frontlit display that is easier on your eyes, not to mention a phenomenal battery life that ought to offer forgetful folks a brief respite from constantly charging their devices.

The Kindle Fire HD has been made official as well, where you will be able to choose from 7″ and 8.9″ screen sizes. These will come with 16GB of internal memory right out of the box, with the main differentiating feature compared to its rivals being the inclusion of dual antenna, playing nice with 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums. Amazon claims this allows you to theoretically experience superior data transfer speeds over a Wi-Fi connection.

The cream of the crop in terms of announcements would be the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE (what a mouthful!), where it retails for $499 a pop and comes with an annual data plan of just $49.99, looking squarely into the new iPad’s eyes. It does seem to shape up to be the new standard in 32GB tablets, but time will tell whether the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE can catch on.

Oh yeah, lest we forget, the vanilla Kindle Fire was also given a minor hardware update, where Amazon threw in a faster processor that naturally boosted its speed, not to mention having double the amount of RAM also helps in making the entire user experience easier.

So, which of the new Kindles announced tickled your fancy? Are you disappointed, or did everything fall within your expectations? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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